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Canada cruises to 7-1 win over Hungary at worlds

Canada routed Hungary 7-1 at the world championship on Sunday for its second win of the tournament.

After ending the first period 2-1 up, Canada took total control in the second with four straight goals in less than six minutes against a Hungarian team that has no NHL players and is only in its second world championship since 1939.

After the first period, "we knew we had to be a little bit better, a little bit sharper with the puck," Canada captain Corey Perry said. "We talked about it each and every game, getting better in every period of every game, and I thought we did that in the second and third."

Seven players scored Canada's goals, with Brad...

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